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OUR BUILDING SPECIFICATIONS

Southland Custom Homes is your custom new home builder in Georgia, building dream homes on your land. Our Signature Home Series offers beautiful homes that feature easy-living, open floor plans. Each one has been carefully designed and engineered to give you the maximum amount of space and energy efficiency for the lowest possible price-without a sacrifice in quality or style.

These homes are custom built on your land in Georgia and loaded with "must have" appointments like: garden tubs, separate showers and walk-in closets in the master suite and gorgeous, all wood custom kitchen cabinetry with plenty of granite counter space. Whenever possible, we added breakfast bars, walk-in pantries and laundry rooms, media rooms and formal and informal dining areas.

Many of these wonderful plans also feature a 4-car garage, perfect for a workshop or boat storage or, if you want, endless options for expansion as your family's needs dictate.

Plus our Signature Homes include many energy saving GREEN features such as: ZIPSystem® Wall and Roof Sheathing, Low E Windows, Extensive Insulation and Air Infiltration Systems, Energy Star Appliances and more. Southland Homes' GREEN features will save you money by reducing energy costs which helps our environment and that is the right thing to do! Just click on the item(s) with a for full details.

Best of all, every Southland Signature Home is custom built in Georgia to the same exacting quality standards that have made Southland Custom Homes such a tremendous value for nearly 30 years. Have the home you always wanted, custom built on your land!

PLEASE NOTE: As of 4/1/10 the following specifications are included in the base price of a Southland Signature Series Custom Home. However, we will customize your specifications within our capabilities (example: add brick, porches, decks, basements, etc.) Published specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual specifications used in construction shall be per the final, signed and approved contract documents. All square footages shown herein are approximate using accepted methods of measurement to the exterior of outside walls. Actual square footage shall be "as built".

SIGNATURE SERIES HOMES SPECIFICATIONS

FOUNDATION: 36" high continuous block crawl space. Optional solid concrete slab and basement foundations are available.

FRAMING: All Southland Homes are built on site, board by board, with select and/or #2 grade building materials. Floor joists, floor and roof trusses and/or roof rafters are sized and spaced to meet or exceed most National Building Codes. Wall studs are 2"x 4" at 16" on center. Ceiling heights are 8' to 9' per standard plans. Vaulted and/or trey ceilings are per standard plans.

FLOOR, WALLS & ROOF SHEATHING: Floor sheathing is 3/4" tongue and groove AdvanTech® glued and nailed to floor joists or trusses. Wall and Roof sheathing is ZIPSystem® which combines a structural engineered wood panel and water resistant barrier all in one and is far sturdier than conventional roofing felt and housewrap. The ZIPSystem® promotes better energy efficiency and provides superior moisture protection during and after building. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!

VENTS: Continuous roof ridge (or turtle back vents if insufficient ridge line) and continuous soffit vent system reduces heat in attic, reduces cooling costs and makes shingles last longer.

ROOF: 12" boxed-in roof overhang for superior water protection. Shingles are Certainteed® (or comparable) 30-year architectural. Optional metal roofs are available.

SIDING & EXTERIOR TRIM: Cemplank® (or equal) 8" fibercement lap siding with fibercement trim as follows: 4" outside corners; 2" brickmould entry door trim; 6" frieze and fascia boards. Porch posts are 5" turned (or per standard plans). Porch and deck railings are 2" PT pickets. Shutters are vinyl raised panel. Porch and deck floors are all #2 PT pine. Optional brick, stone, stucco or shake or board and batten siding is available. Please note masonry applications may require changes to standard exterior trim. Actual exterior trim details shall be per the final, approved plans.

EXTERIOR DOORS & WINDOWS: Front door and other swing doors are insulated embossed steel. Copper Creek or equal hardware. Windows are wood-look, maintenance-free vinyl with Low E glass and tilt (or) removable sash for easy cleaning, plus built-in exterior vinyl brickemould.

GARAGE DOORS: Overhead garage doors are painted white metal with raised panels and heavy-duty spring loaded track systems. Each door includes a 1/2 horsepower, chain driven electric opener, with two remotes.

INSULATION AND AIR INFILTRATION SEALING SYSTEM: Blown fiberglass in flat ceilings with "R" factor of up to 30; 3 1/2" of wall insulation with a total wall "R" factor of up to 16; 6" of floor insulation with "R" factor of 19. To reduce air infiltration wall sole plates, exterior wall corners, framing tees, door jambs, window jambs, and mechanical holes are caulked and/or insulated.

PLUMBING: Complete per plans with water/sewer lines ready to hookup outside home. Aker® gelcoat fiberglass (or comparable) tub and showers in baths. Aker® gelcoat fiberglass (or comparable) garden tub in master bath. American Standard® (or comparable) china elongated, water-saver toilets and pedestal sinks. 50 gallon Rheem® (or comparable) high-efficiency electric HW heater tank (optional gas HW heater tank or tankless HW heaters available). Delta Leland® washerless faucets: 8" spread faucet(s) in master bath and powder room; goose neck faucet in kitchen. Kitchen sink: choice of Kohler® 8" deep, double-bowl, cast iron, porcelain drop-in or Rugby® (or comparable) 8" deep, double bowl, 18 gauge stainless steel undermount. Your choice of 17" oval drop-in china or recessed cultured marble bath sinks.

ELECTRICAL & LIGHTS: Complete per plans with 200 AMP GE (or comparable) circuit breaker service. Includes a designer lighting package, smoke detector(s) and plenty of outlets. Overhead garage doors include a 1/2 horsepower, chain-driven, electric opener with two remotes.

GUTTERS: Seamless aluminum, maintenance-free gutters with baked on enamel finish.

INTERIOR WALLS & CEILINGS: 1/2" drywall glued and nailed. Ceilings have a textured white finish.

CENTRAL HEAT & AIR: 14 SEER, high efficiency, energy saving Amana® (or comparable) heat pump with central air conditioning. Includes programmable thermostats and insulated ductwork. Optional gas heat available.

CABINETS & VANITIES: Custom built, all wood, furniture quality kitchen and bath cabinetry with the following standard features:

COUNTERTOPS:

INTERIOR DOORS AND TRIM (all paint grade):

APPLIANCES:

EXTERIOR & INTERIOR PAINT: Two coats of quality Sherwin Williams® available in over 60 decorator colors on walls and trim.

BATH & CLOSET ACCESSORIES: Mirrors (full width of vanity). Vinyl-coated wire shelving in all closets.

FLOOR COVERING: Your choice of oak hardwood or ceramic tile in foyer, kitchen and master bathroom. All other rooms have Mohawk® or equal carpeting with high-density 6 pound pad or premium vinyl flooring.

MISCELLANEOUS: If shown on floorplans, these FEATURES ARE INCLUDED as follows: ceiling height; front, rear, side and screen porches; bonus rooms (finished); computer desks; window seats; butler pantries; PT wood decks shown on plans at exit doors. Optional FEATURES NOT INCLUDED per plans as follows: glass block, whirlpool tubs; cedar closets; skylights; ironing boards; fireplaces; gas bibbs; bookshelves; built-ins; media centers; kids nook chests; cleaning tables; microwave ovens or other appliances over standard allowance; hanging benches; patios; PT wood decks UNLESS shown on floorplan; custom showers (fiberglass 3 x 3 to 3 x 5 is standard); brick, stucco, or stone; shake or board and batten siding; metal roofing.

 

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If you desire only the best you may want to consider a Southland Premiere Portfolio Home, built on your land in Georgia. These elegant custom built homes feature classic exteriors and exceptional floor plans...more space, more comfort and more convenience with state-of-the-art energy efficient construction techniques and sophisticated design.

Gourmet kitchens with an abundance of furniture grade, custom all wood cabinetry; private bath entrances in most bedrooms; stain-grade front entry doors with extra wide interior and exterior trim; master suites on the main floor; architectural roof shingles; turned spindle stair railings; 9' or higher ceilings on the main floor and vaults and trey ceilings (per plan) with a smooth finish – these are just some of the luxurious appointments in these homes.

Choose from this impressive collection of floor plans...three to six bedrooms, formal living and dining rooms, keeping rooms, libraries, media rooms, master suites with sitting and dressing areas, grand salons, game rooms, three to four bathrooms, laundry rooms with sink and cabinets, up to four car garages and more!

Plus our Premiere Homes include many energy saving GREEN features such as: ZIPSystem® Wall and Roof Sheathing, Low E Windows, Extensive Insulation and Air Infiltration Systems, Energy Star® Appliances and more. Southland Homes GREEN features will save you money by reducing energy costs which helps our environment and that is the right thing to do! Just click on the item(s) marked with a for full details.

Best of all, with Southland's custom home design program you have more choice...so you can truly personalize your dream home. We'll be happy to add your ideas to any or our floor plans. Whatever you want in your dream home, you'll surely find it in a Southland Premiere Portfolio Home.

PLEASE NOTE: As of 4/1/10 the following specifications are included in the base price of a Southland Premiere Portfolio Custom Home. However, we will customize your specifications within our capabilities (example: add brick, porches, decks, basements, etc.) Published specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual specifications used in construction shall be per the final, signed and approved contract documents. All square footages shown herein are approximate using accepted methods of measurement to the exterior of outside walls. Actual square footage shall be "as built".

PREMIERE PORTFOLIO HOMES SPECIFICATIONS

FOUNDATION: 36" high continuous block crawl space with brushed cement finish. Optional solid concrete slab and basement foundations are available.

FRAMING: All Southland Homes are built on site, board by board, with select and/or #2 grade building materials. Floor joists, floor and roof trusses and/or roof rafters are sized and spaced to meet or exceed most National Building Codes. Wall studs are 2"x 4" at 16"on counter. Ceiling heights are 9' to 10' on main floor and 8' to 9' on upper floor, per standard plans. Trey and/or vaulted ceilings are per standard plans.

FLOORS, WALL & ROOF SHEATHING: Floor sheathing is 3/4" tongue and groove, AdvanTech® glued and nailed to floor joists or trusses. Wall and Roof sheathing is ZIPSystem® which combines a structural engineered wood panel and water resistant barrier all in one and is far sturdier than conventional roofing felt and housewrap. The ZIPSystem® promotes better energy efficiency and provides superior moisture protection during and after building. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!

VENTS: Continuous roof ridge (or turtle back vents if insufficient ridge line) and continuous soffit vent system reduces heat in attic, reduces cooling costs and makes shingles last longer.

ROOF: 12" boxed-in roof overhang for superior moisture protection. Shingles are Certainteed® (or comparable) 30-year architectural. Front bay windows have galvanized, ribbed steel roof painted in black, brown, or gray (per standard plans). Other optional metal roofs are available.

SIDING & EXTERIOR TRIM: Cemplank® (or equal) 8" fibercement lap siding with fibercement trim as follows: 8" outside corners with 10" cap and base; 6" window and entry door trim; 6" frieze and fascia boards; 10" gable band boards. Porch posts are per standard plans. Front porch railings are 2" PT turned pickets. Shutters are vinyl: choice of raised panel or 4-board w/"S" hook. Optional brick, stone, stucco or shake or board and batten siding is available. Porch floors and decks are all #2 PT pine. Please note masonry applications may require changes to standard exterior trim. Actual exterior trim details shall be per the final, approved plans.

EXTERIOR DOORS & WINDOWS: Front door is stain grade insulated fiberglass. Other swing doors are insulated embossed steel. Copper Creek or equal hardware. Windows are wood-look, maintenance-free vinyl with Low E glass and tilt (or) removable sash for easy cleaning, plus built- in exterior vinyl brickmould.

GARAGE DOORS: Overhead garage doors are painted metal with raised panels and heavy duty spring loaded track systems. Each door includes a 1/2 horsepower, chain driven electric opener, with two remotes.

INSULATION AND AIR INFILTRATION SEALING SYSTEM: Blown fiberglass in flat ceilings with "R" factor of up to 30; 3 1/2" of wall insulation with a total wall "R" factor of up to 16; 6" of floor insulation with "R" factor of 19. To reduce air infiltration wall sole plates, exterior wall corners, framing tees, door jambs, window jambs, and mechanical holes are caulked and/or insulated.

PLUMBING: Complete per plans with water/sewer lines ready to hookup outside home. Ceramic tile shower with glass door in master bath. Aker® gelcoat fiberglass (or comparable) tub and showers in spare baths. Aker® gelcoat fiberglass (or comparable) garden tub in master bath. American Standard® (or comparable) china elongated, water-saver toilets and pedestal sinks. 50 gallon Rheem® (or comparable) high-efficiency electric HW heater tank (optional gas HW heater tank or tankless HW heaters available). Delta Leland® washerless faucets: 8" spread faucet(s) in master bath and powder room; goose neck faucet in kitchen. Kitchen sink: choice of Kohler® 8" deep, double-bowl, cast iron, porcelain drop-in or Rugby® (or comparable) 8" deep, double bowl, 18 gauge stainless steel undermount. Laundry room sink is Rugby® (or comparable) 8" deep, single bowl, 18 gauge stainless steel drop-in with Delta®Classic chrome laundry faucet. Your choice of 17" oval drop-in china or recessed cultured marble bath sinks.

ELECTRICAL & LIGHTS: Complete per plans with 200 AMP GE (or comparable) circuit breaker service. Includes a designer lighting package, smoke detector(s) and plenty of outlets. Overhead garage doors include a 1/2 horsepower, chain driven, electric opener with two remotes.

GUTTERS: Seamless aluminum, maintenance-free gutters with baked on enamel finish.

INTERIOR WALLS & CEILINGS: 1/2" drywall glued and nailed. Ceilings have your choice of a smooth finish painted white or a white textured finish.

CENTRAL HEAT & AIR: 14 SEER, high efficiency, energy saving Amana® (or comparable) heat pump with central air conditioning. Includes programmable thermostats and insulated ductwork. Optional gas heat available.

CABINETS & VANITIES: Custom built, all wood, furniture quality kitchen, bath and laundry cabinetry with the following standard features:

COUNTERTOPS:

INTERIOR DOORS AND TRIM (all paint grade):

APPLIANCES:

EXTERIOR & INTERIOR PAINT: Two coats of quality Sherwin Williams® available in over 60 decorator colors on walls and trim.

BATH & CLOSET ACCESSORIES: Mirrors (full width of vanity). Glass shower door in master bath. Vinyl-coated wire shelving in all closets.

FLOOR COVERING: Your choice of oak hardwood or ceramic tile in foyer, kitchen and breakfast area, laundry room and all bathrooms. All other rooms have Mohawk® carpeting with high-density 6 pound pad.

MISCELLANEOUS: If shown on the floorplans, these FEATURES ARE INCLUDED as follows: ceiling heights; front, rear, side, and screen porches; bonus rooms (finished); computer desks; window seats; butler pantries; PT wood decks shown on plans at exit doors. Optional FEATURES NOT INCLUDED per plans as follows: glass block, whirlpool tubs; cedar chests; skylights; ironing boards; fireplaces; gas bibbs; bookshelves; built-ins; media centers; kids nook chests; cleaning tables; microwave ovens or other appliances over standard allowance; hanging benches; patios; PT wood decks UNLESS shown on floorplans; brick, stucco, or stone; shake or board and batten siding; metal roofing (except on front bay windows on some standard plans).